Nature 13: The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
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Grades: 3 to 12

Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, describes the life cycle of the mosquito.

Student Tools
Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 32: Primary Source Activity–No More Mosquitos
This teacher tool is an example of using primary sources in the classroom to help student learning. Use this lesson plan with the videos listed below and as an example to follow with other videos or images of your own as your students study insects, nature, and the writing of an argumentative essay. Educate.Today videos related to this teacher tool are:
Sample Video-116: Flag and Location of Argentina
Nature 10: Identifying a Male from a Female Mosquito
Nature 11: Do all mosquitos spread diseases to humans?
Nature 12: Do mosquitos do any good things for the environment?
Nature 13: The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
Nature 14: Ways to Control Mosquitos
Nature 19: The Effectiveness of Mosquito Repellants
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
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